I'm not a political person. But things have been happening that have, frankly, been scaring the bejesus out of me. CNN reports that peace activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested in the House gallery just before President Bush's State of the Union address.
Because, according to the article, which references Michael Moore's website, Ms. Sheehan's shirt read the following message:
"2,245 Dead. How many more?"
Because of this reference to the Iraq war, she was asked to cover up her shirt. She refused.
For this, she was arrested on the grounds of "unlawful conduct."
WEARING A SHIRT WITH A POLITICAL MESSAGE IS NOW CONSIDERED UNLAWFUL CONDUCT.
The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Apparently, this doesn't apply to the Executive Branch, just the Legislative.
Illegal wire taps.
And now, arresting American citizens for what they're wearing.
What's next? Thought police?
I'm not a political person. But there comes a time when people must stand up for what they believe. And I believe that what happened to Ms. Sheehan -- among many other things -- was wrong.
Mr. President, you owe us some answers.